SuperAlloys in the Metalworking Industry
Superalloys are considered a very important metal, and is used in a lot of high-end metalworking for its strong properties. With so many different types of metals ranging from mild steel to aluminum, choosing the right one for an application can be confusing if you are new to the metalworking industry. What makes superalloys so important? Superalloys are not only incredibly resilient, but it’s also provides heavy corrosion resistance.
What are SuperAlloys?
Superalloys, also known as exotic alloys, are combined with at least one other metal or nonmetal element. The most common way to combine metals into an alloy is by melting and mixing, and allowing them to solidify and cool back to room temperature. The most common types are:
Advantages of Superalloys
There are many advantages, so what are the main selling points to superalloys?
Excellent Mechanical Strength
The versatile nature of superalloys allow the metal to ready for welding and machined.
Corrosion & Oxidation Resistant
Corrosion occurs when most or all atoms on the metal surface are oxidized, which damages the entire surface. This environment causes the metal to deteriorate and break down. Superalloys are incredibly resistant with corrosion and oxidation, and is typically used in high-performing industries that need its reliability.
For many metals, high temperatures tend to bring on corrosion and oxidation – bringing down the strength of the metal. Superalloys with high levels of chromium, iron, titanium, and cobalt offer incredible heat-resistance. In fact, superalloys are used in jet engines, where temperatures can exceed 1200℃.
Superalloys are integral to many industries we rely on throughout the globe, including aerospace manufacturing. In fact – the term ‘superalloy’ was used after World War II to describe a group of alloys created to use in turbosuperchargers and aircraft turbine engines that required high performance due to the high temperatures. You can also see that superalloys are used in chemical processing, nuclear reactors, and industrial gas turbines.
THE ADVANTAGES OF PREDATOR AMBUSH Ceramic
Ceramics are known to be very tough, sharp and long-lasting. Premium Ceramic grains combine the latest in grain technology with proven results when used on stainless steel or exotic alloy applications. The hyper-sharpened grains allow for small pieces to break away during the process of grinding. The sequential phased breakdown of the ceramic grain provides unique advantages, including:
- higher metal removal rate
- faster cutting speeds
- lower grinding temperature and less friction
- shorter cycle times and fewer equipment changes
- minimized operator fatigue
- reduced cost per part
- excellent cost/performance ratio